Samuel Johnson (Classic Reprint) by Alice MeynellSamuel Johnson (Classic Reprint) by Alice Meynell

Samuel Johnson (Classic Reprint)

byAlice Meynell

Paperback | January 7, 2019

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Excerpt from Samuel Johnson

Samuel johnson, afterwards so loyal a eulogist of London, only came up to it when he had already experimented in life in various parts of the country. He was born at Lich field in 1709; his father was a bookseller, and a worthy, if somewhat sombre type, of that old thinking middle class of England (now so nearly extinct) of which his celebrated son will always be the great historic incarna tion. He went to Oxford, to Pembroke College, where venerable tales are told of his independ ence and eccentricity: he became a master in a school at Market Bosworth, and subsequently the assistant of a bookseller in Birmingham. In his twenty-fifth ear occurred the curious and brief episode ofy his marriage he married a widow named Porter; she was considerably older than himself, and died very soon after the union. He spoke of her very, rarely in after life but then always with marked tender ness. Failing in a second attempt at the trade of schoolmaster, he came to London with David Garrick, his friend and pupil; and be gan reporting parliamentary debates for Tbc.

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Title:Samuel Johnson (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:January 7, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1333485182

ISBN - 13:9781333485184

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